February 16, 2021
UTM parameters explained: a guide to tracking analytics
What are UTM parameters?
UTM parameters are variables added to the end of the URL for inbound links to your website and help you understand the traffic origin. Exposebox’s URL builder allows you to add five UTM parameters, out of which three are compulsory. Once you’ve typed all the required fields, a URL will be generated containing all the necessary UTM tags. Here are the definitions for UTM parameters recognised in Google Analytics.
1. Source (utm_source): The source field indicates the traffic origin and usually a business name.
2. Medium (utm_medium): The medium field indicates the channel name. It can be Pay-per-click (PPC), email, social media, affiliate, etc.
3. Campaign (utm_campaign): The campaign field indicates the campaign name or promotion. You might have a “welcome offer” campaign with various touchpoints with the user. All the associated campaign links will be tagged as “welcome.”
4. Term (utm_term): The term field indicates the search term (keyword) that triggered your ad.
5. Content (utm_content): The content field helps distinguish between variants of the ad you’re promoting.
Simply type the UTM parameters in the, and we’ll automatically generate the tracked URL. Exposebox tracks the analytics data even if you don’t use UTM parameters. Moreover, if you’d like to track your campaign results in Google Analytics, it’s best to tag your sources.